Today, 02:02 PM
“In spite of Russia objections and opposition activities, NATO war games, called Cooperative Longbow 09/Cooperative Lancer 09, began their active phase in Georgia today. Nineteen countries with 1300 servicemen were invited to participate. Six countries, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Serbia and Armenia, later pulled out of the games, however.
Cooperative Longbow 09 is a command post operation conducted at Georgian military headquarters in Tbilisi, according to Media Monitors Network, while Cooperatives Lancers 09 is a field exercise. Activities have been underway in Georgia since May 6, and the opening ceremony for the weapon-less games took place yesterday. The exercises will last a month in all.”